Fiction

English Year 4 Spring Traditional Tales and Fables

Fairy Tales and Playscripts

Use versions of Princess and the Pea to explore, compare and write fairytales with a twisted point of view. Study dialogue, tense, pronouns. Role-play, write and perform playscripts.

Start with the core unit to introduce key texts. Then select from comprehension, SPAG and composition units.

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit: Read and analyse different versions of the Princess and the Pea
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
The Princess and the Pea by Lauren Child
The Princess and the Pea by Rachel Isadora
The Pea and the Princess by Mini Grey
The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Anderson (any version)

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Identifying and using pronouns, including for cohesion
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
The Princess and the Pea by Rachel Isadora

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Personal and Possessive Pronouns and Determiners

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Writing imaginative and correctly punctuated dialogue
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
The Princess and the Pea by Lauren Child

Presentations
SPAG: Dialogue Punctuation

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Understanding and using the perfect form of the past tense
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
The Pea and the Princess by Mini Grey

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Perfect Form

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Extended writing: creating and writing a playscript
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Personal and Possessive Pronouns and Determiners
SPAG PowerPoint: Perfect Form